Realistic Dogs: A How-To Workbook for Carvers and Artists

Realistic Dogs: A How-To Workbook for Carvers and Artists

by Jack Kochan


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Man's best friend receives top-billing in Realistic Dogs. Written for intermediate to advanced carvers using power carving tools, Realistic Dogs will show you how to capture the unique personality found in a variety of dog breeds including: Short-haired Dachshund, Lhasa Apso, Golden Retriever Puppy, Pointer, Boxer, Great Dane, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565232198
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

A self-taught artist and avid woodcarver, Jack Kochan has been carving nearly twenty years. Though primarily a wildfowl carver, he is adept at many styles of carving from relief, to caricature, to realistic and covers a broad range of subject matter. Born and raised in the rolling hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania, he grew up with a deep appreciation of wildlife and nature. Much of his work reflects the adversity, tranquillity, and sometimes the comedy of nature itself. A thorough understanding of anatomical structure helps create his many lifelike pieces. He also illustrates for Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine and has been a contributor to several articles. Jack resides in Leesport, Pennsylvania with his wife, June.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
About the Author iv
Introduction 1
Chapter One: Canine Anatomy 3
Demonstration: A Tale of Two Tails 10
Chapter Two: Hair Growth 13
Demonstration: Creating Hair 19
Chapter Three: Carving Basics 21
Demonstration: Carving a Lhasa Apso 23
Chapter Four: Painting Basics 43
Demonstration: Painting a Dachshund 45
Chapter Five: Patterns 47
Great Dane, Alert
Head Detail 48
Pattern 49
Great Dane, Standing
Head Detail 50
Pattern 51
Pointer, On Point
Head Detail 52
Pattern 53
Dachshund, Standing
Head Detail 54
Pattern 55
Collie, Standing
Head Detail 56
Pattern 57
Puppy, Running
Head Detail 58
Pattern 59
Dalmation, Sitting
Head Detail 60
Pattern 61
Dalmation, Standing and Sitting
Pattern 62
Saint Bernard, Relaxed
Pattern 63
Boxer, Sitting
Head Detail 64
Pattern 65
Boxer, Standing
Pattern 65
Greyhound, Standing
Pattern 66
Golden Retriever, Playful
Pattern 67

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